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Tom Ascheim
Chief Executive Officer

Tom Ascheim is chief executive officer of Newsweek, Inc., responsible for overseeing all the day-to-day business operations of the company, including the flagship Newsweek magazine, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2008. Ascheim also oversees the business operations for Newsweek.com, the youth-targeted Current and the fast-growing Budget Travel magazine and its website, BudgetTravel.com.

Prior to joining Newsweek, Ascheim spent 17 years at Viacom serving in a variety of roles, most recently as executive vice president and general manager of Nickelodeon Television. In this position he oversaw day-to-day operations for all of Nickelodeon's television businesses, including Nickelodeon, Noggin, The N and Nicktoons Network.

From 1999 to 2004, Ascheim served as general manager for Noggin/The N, where he oversaw all day-to-day operations, including on-air programming, online content, scheduling and marketing. Previously, Ascheim was Nickelodeon's vice president of business development, publishing and multimedia, a post he had held since 1997. Ascheim joined Nickelodeon as its first business development executive in 1990. He was named vice president, entertainment products for the company's Consumer Products Group in 1993, and in 1994 was named vice president, development and business development for Viacom New Media. He also led a senior management team responsible for all product development, strategic planning, portfolio planning and deal making before rejoining Nickelodeon.

Ascheim graduated cum laude with a BA in American Studies from Yale University in 1985, and earned his MPPM from the Yale School of Management in 1990. He and his wife, Dr. Deborah Davis Ascheim, have three children, Sam, Hannah and Sophie, and live in New York City.

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